As a guide, papers must be between 3,000 and 3,500 words in length. A title of not more than fifteen words should be provided. All papers must include an Abstract and conform to the following generic format: introduction, literature review, methodology, findings/discussion, conclusion/implications and references.


Please use the checklist provided below to ensure that your paper meets the requirements prior to submission. In case of noncompliance to these guidelines, your paper will be excluded from being published in the conference proceedings. Please send us your paper in MS word format, not PDF files. Please do not use winmail file  to send your paper.

Title of the paper is no more than 15 words, centred and in 16pt font.

Author(s) name(s) appear below paper title in 14pt font and centred

Leave two empty lines before and after the name(s) of the author(s)

All text  in  Arial provided

Section/sub-titles are in numbered sequentially, in bold and 14pt font

Leave one empty line before and after each section/sub-title

Line spacing throughout paper is single-spaced (no double spacing please)

Abstract is in italics and justified both with 2.5 inch margin on both sides

Field of Research is indicated after Abstract. Leave two empty lines after Field.

All text is in 12pt font except sub-titles

Author(s) affiliation, address and email is provided at the bottom of the first page in 10pt font

Figures, tables and charts are included within the body of  the paper

Figures, text or tables are not coloured or shaded

Tables or figures do not break across two pages

All text is justified

No footnotes, but End-notes are included –

Paper has been checked for grammar and spelling

References provided at the end in alphabetical order and 1cm hanging indent. Please delete all brackets before and after year of publication



References should be complete and in Harvard style. They should contain full bibliographical details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. For multiple citations in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication. References should be shown within the text by giving the author's last name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets, e.g. (Fox, 1994). At the end of the article should be a reference list in alphabetical order as follows :


(a)   For article:


Bhatt, V.V. 1993.  “Development  banks as catalysts for  industrial development’, International  Journal of Development Banking”, vol. 11,  no. 1,  pp. 47-61.


(b)   for books


Gerschenkron A.1966, Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective: A Book of

Essays,  Belknap,  Massachusetts.


(c)   for chapter in edited book


surname, initials and year, "title", editor's surname, initials, title, publisher, place, pages, e.g.


Bessley, M. and Wilson, P. 1984, "Public policy and small firms in Britain", in Levicki, C. (Ed.), Small Business Theory and Policy, Croom Helm, London, pp.111-26. Please note that the chapter title must be underlined.


Paper should be electronically submitted to :


Dr. Zia Haqq

Via email: or


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